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AFTERLIFE EXPERT ARTHUR FINDLAY

Arthur Findlay MBE JP (May 16, 1883 – July 24, 1964) was a writer, accountant, stockbroker and Essex magistrate, as well as a significant figure in the history of the religion of Spiritualism, being a partial founder of the newspaper Psychic News and also a founder of the International Institute for Psychical Research. In his will he left his home, Stansted Hall, to the Spiritualists' National Union. It became the world-famous Arthur Findlay College.

After experiencing overwhelming evidence of the existence of the afterlife through direct voice medium John Sloan, Arthur Findlay began an in depth research into the history of Christianity.


BOOKS BY ARTHUR FINDLAY

On the Edge of the Etheric, Or, Survival After Death Scientifically Explained 1932

The Unfolding Universe, (1935 -1988 -13th reprints)

The Rock of Truth, Or, Spiritualism, the Coming World Religion 1933-1087 (16 reprints).

Curse of Ignorance Vol 1 & 2 - 1993 (1947-1993 7 reprints).

The Psychic Stream: Or, The Source and Growth of the Christian Faith 1939 (6 reprints).

Where Two Worlds Meet (1951- 1986 6 reprints)

The Torch of Knowledge: A Story about the Twentieth Century, and the Changes which Will Take Place as the Result of Increased Knowledge 1936

Looking Back: The Autobiography of a Spiritualist

The Way of Life: A Guide to the Etheric World ... (8 reprints 1953-86)

The Effect of Religion on History

The Way of Life: A Guide to the Etheric World : Giving 419 Extracts from the Verbatim Records of Sittings with John Campbell Sloan, the Famous Glasgow Direct Voice Medium 1953


ARTHUR FINDLAY’S FORMIDABLE CHALLENGE

In 1933 Arthur Findlay challenged Christians around the world to show if he was wrong in his history of Christianity - in his brilliant, revolutionary book ‘The Rock of Truth’. He even issued a personal challenge to every Christian minister in the United Kingdom.

Considering the extreme, shocking revelations, over fifty years later, no priest, no parson, no theologian, no Christian Minister and other Christian Fundamentalists with expertise in the Bible have been able to show where, when, how and why Arthur Findlay’s highly provocative proven facts are not correct.

In fact, to-day, some fifty seven years later, no Christian fundamentalist, no orthodox Christian and other Christians have been able to disprove any of the claims of Arthur Findlay in his brilliant ROCK OF TRUTH.

Why have Christian Orthodoxy, the Christian Fundamentalists, including the Catholic Church – not done anything about Arthur Findlay’s very serious proven claims that make the Bible a fraudulent document? Absence of rebuttal usually means that the claims as stated by Arthur Findlay are correct and are irrefutable. Do you have the moral courage to read the real truth about what the Bible is all about?


QUOTES FROM FINDLAY’S CLASSIC BOOK
The Rock of Truth, Or, Spiritualism, the Coming World Religion 1933 (reprinted fifteen times from 1933 – 1987):

Read very carefully as these quotes, which have never been disproved, are very likely to shock you. But do have the moral courage to read and study them, because truth rises above established cultural beliefs.

1. “No original document of the Gospels has survived, and no record exists of such documents ever having been seen.” (p.53).

2. “The books of the New Testament are not historical documents, no one knows who wrote them, nobody has reported ever having seen the original documents, and nobody knows when they were written.” (ibid p 53).

3. “The teachings of Jesus and the teaching of the Essenes (before Christian era)- are remarkably alike, and the similarity of many of the sayings found in the Gospels to those of the Essenes is striking. (ibid p 53).

4.”The historian Professor Dr Ginsburg has shown that what Jesus is reported to have taught, the Essenes taught before him.” (ibid p 56).

5. World famous historian - Gibbon, was of the opinion that early Christianity, before it became surrounded by the myths, legends, doctrines and ceremonials of other religions, was just a new name given to the teachings of Essenism. (ibid p56-7).

6. “The New Testament was brought together into one book at the close of the 4th century, and the two testaments were combined into one book in the 6th century. This book differed considerably from our present Bible, which came into being as late as 1611. Prior to this, numerous conferences were held to decide which books were inspired and which were not, and finality was reached only in the 17th century. How is it that Christians had to wait until the 17th century before it could be decided what was true and what was not?” (ibid p 64-65)

7. “The New Testament as we know it to-day consists of books whose origin is unknown, and whose authors are unknown. They were chosen uncritically by ignorant men, steeped in superstition. What was merely tradition became elevated to the rank of sacred documents, word by word inspired by god …” (ibid p 65).
(Absolutely no dispute at all by all professional historians: “The Old Testament of the present Bible is the original Jewish Book of the Law”). “The bringing of the Jewish Book of the Law and the Christian documents together in the 6th century of the Christian era was the beginning of what became known as the Bible- which in original Greek means Book.” The Jewish book became known under the name of the Old Testament – see item 20 below.

8. “The Arians, a sect of the early Christians which maintained that God and Jesus were NOT the same, and that Jesus was subordinate to God, lost their amendment at the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325, that most decisive event in the history of the Christian Church. Arius, the leader, was an Alexandrian presbyter of the Church, and, after weeks of arguing, the anti- divines first carried the day, and then the pro-divines, when ultimately it was decided by (by vote) - a majority that Jesus was the Son of God and the second member of the Trinity.” (ibid p 65-66).

9.”The creed received royal assent, a royal command was issued that everyone must believe it, and that Christianity thus defined was to be the state religion of Rome for the future. The bishops who opposed it were cast out as heretics, and those who had been on the winning side were promoted and given places of authority under the name of “orthodox.” (ibid p66).

10. “Then persecution by the orthodox Christians began and Christianity entered on its long record of bloodshed which did not end until some 25,000,000 victims had been slaughtered.”(ibid p 66)

11. “Nicaea was the birthplace of Christianity and the grave of what we imagined Jesus taught. From 325 A.D. onwards to the present time Christianity has been a religion comprising the superstitions of previous religions, because what was believed to have happened to the earlier saviour-gods was made to centre around Jesus when Paul evolved him into the heavenly Christ after seeing his alleged apparition.” (ibid p 66).

12. “Rome Emperor Constantine decreed that Christianity was to be the state religion of the future, then those who controlled its destinies were determined that it would not be inferior to rival sects and cults of its time. Consequently its teachings and ritual had to be up to the level of prevailing religions, and the more the miraculous was emphasised the more likely was the new religion to be accepted by the ignorant masses.” (ibid p67).

13. Christianity absorbed Mithraism, and all it stood for, and consequently its chief rival in the Roman Empire disappeared. Mithraism, the name given to the religion followed by those who worshipped the son god Mithra, came to Europe from Persia. From Persia it spread through Europe, including Great Britain. In point of universality it was the most wide-spread religion in the Western world in the early centuries of the Christian era.” (ibid p 69).

14. “The followers of Mithra worshipped the god Mithra, the Deity of Light and Truth created by yet co-equal with, the Supreme Deity. They believed in the Trinity- the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost – Mithra being the Son. … Mithra was styled “the most beloved by men”, he being the Lamb slain for the sins of the world. They kept Sunday, the first day of the week as their day of workshop. Mithra was its Lord, and Sunday known as the Lord’s day. The chief festivals were what we now call Christmas and Easter. Mithra was born at Christmas and died at Easter.” (ibid p 69).

15. “Only after successive pontifical decrees were the people as a whole made to accept Jesus as the world’s Saviour instead of Mithra. Like Jesus, Mithra was born in a cave, shepherds came to adore him and offer him gifts, his mother was a virgin, he was buried in a rock tomb, and when they looked for his body it could not be found. Mithra after death, passed into hades and rose again from the dead, his followers believing that on the last day a general resurrection of the dead would take place when he would return to judge the world.” (ibid p 70).

16. “The stories of Adam and Eve, the Flood, the Tower of Babel, and other events, were all current in Babylonia long before a book of our Bible was written. They were copied there by the Jews when in captivity.” (ibid p 86)

17“… the only reference to the Trinity in the Bible occurs in the First Epistle of St. John, fifth chapter, seventh verse. This reference is not found in any Greek manuscript, as the Doctrine of the Trinity was not part of the Church’s teaching until it was incorporated into Christianity at the Council of Nicaea in the Third Century. Consequently this verse is now omitted from the Revised Version of the Bible which was published in 1881.” (ibid p 96).

18.*** “Anyone wishing to pursue this subject further should read ‘Christianity in the Light of Modern Knowledge,’ especially the able contribution by Dr Gilbert Murray (Professor of Greek at Oxford University), which shows clearly how Christianity developed out of the beliefs of the superstitious and ignorant cults that abounded in the countries surrounding Palestine 1,900 years ago, all having their suffering Saviour-gods and beliefs similar to what gathered round the simple teachings of Jesus, this medley of different beliefs becoming known as Christianity’. (ibid p97).

19. “The Jews were again conquered by the Romans under Titus in the year A.D.70, the Temple was destroyed, and, at the request of Josephus, the Jewish Book of the Law was sent to the emperor Vespasian at Rome and it has never been seen since.” (ibid p105).

20. “Neither do Leviticus and Numbers agree as to facts or teaching. Nothing is said about the after-life. Wherein, then, lies the inspiration? Why attribute the Bible to God, with all its falsehoods, cruelties and crude teaching? To do so is blasphemy, and this blasphemy is uttered every Sunday from thousands of lips speaking from Christian pulpits, by those who claim to be the divinely appointed leaders of the people in all things appertaining to their souls.” (ibid 106)

21. “The bringing of the Jewish Book of the Law and the Christian documents together in the 6th century of the Christian era was the beginning of what became known as the ‘Bible’. The Jewish book became known under the name of the Old Testament, and the Christian under the name of the New Testament.” (ibid p 106).

22. “The numerous interpolations and additions in the New Testament were put in by scribes at a time when it was not considered inspired, and thus the most outrageous liberties were taken for several hundreds of years. We are, therefore, on safe ground in saying that not one of the books of the Bible remains today in its original form.” (ibid p108).

23 “… it became evident that the Authorised Version was far from correct. Consequently in 1881 a new Revised Version was produced, and those responsible for this new version stated that they had discovered 36,191 mistakes in the old version. … The Revised Version should have been the death blow to the Church’s claim for the infallibility of the Bible, but this was not so, and it has the support of many foolish people who quote texts to prove their theories. These people read it without thinking.” (ibid p109).

24. “When they open their Bible they close their reason, yet, if they will consult the Encyclopaedia Biblica, they will find that the article in it dealing with the resurrection points out that in the various gospel stories of this event there are twenty-two fundamental contradictions - of a most serious character. Why should anyone be asked to believe in an event recorded in such a way, and why does the church, on this evidence, claim the resurrection of Jesus to be the fundamental truth of Christianity?” (ibid p109).

25.”Christians agree, however, that, as a result of God being thus crucified, he took away the sins of all who had faith in him; that he was raised from the dead, ascending bodily into heaven where he is now making intercession for all who believe in him; that he will forgive the sins of believers, and that those who do not believe in him will be consigned to torment. Further, that this God is really three Gods and that Jesus is one of the three; three Gods, yet he is only one; and so the mystery of the Trinity has to be added to the other Christian beliefs already noted.” (ibid p 110).

26. After Emperor Constantine adopted Christianity as the State religion of the Roman Empire, much of the Mithraic worship was incorporated into the Church’s ritual. (ibid p 113). (Constantine agreed to become Christian if he is baptised immediately before he died – believing that he will go straight to heaven).

27. “When the Popes, Christian emperors and then later the converted Christian kings went out to conquer, the conquered nations were butchered into acceptance of the new religion, and this went on until the 12th century, when Christianity had complete control over the greater part of Europe – a time which became known as the Dark Ages – when everyone in Europe thought only about churches, altars and relics, besides their ordinary occupations, husbandry and fighting.”(ibid p 113).

28. This, according to Christians, is the morality of their God when it is reported in the Bible: “I will heap misfortune upon them. I will spend mine arrows upon them. They shall be burned with hunger and devoured with burning heat and bitter destruction. I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust. The sword without and the terror within shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also, and the man with grey hairs.” (ibid p 119).

29. The Dark Ages: “During the night of Christianity, Europe produced no literature. For a thousand years the minds of men were paralysed by this superstition, and only slowly after the Reformation was the lamp of learning re-lit by the ancient literature of Greece and Rome. The wisdom of these two nations was the basis on which Europe built up her science, literature, wisdom and knowledge.” (ibid p 122).

30. “The Inquisition – the wilful of burning alive and torturing of people – was not confined to what is now called the Roman Catholic Church. The Inquisition, and all it accompanying tortures by thumb-screws, racks and other fiendish device, was just as formidable, and just as fierce, in Protestant Edinburgh and Protestant London as it was in Roman Catholic Spain. (ibid p 125).

31. “Torture inflicted by one sect of so-called reformed Christians on some other sect did not cease in Britain until the landing of William of Orange in 1689, when all those awaiting torture or the scaffold for their religious beliefs were liberated from prison. Imprisonment for unbelief, however, continued until the middle of the 19th century.” (ibid p 125-6).

32. "Question: Do all people who die on earth live on the same surface, just as we live together on the surface of the earth? The general answer is “Yes”; but it must be remembered that there are earth-bound souls who do not arrive at the first plane without assistance, and in some cases for a very considerable time, so far as time is reckoned on the earth. There are special places for children to be brought up in, as well as healing for those living on the first plane. But the word “place” does not quite signify the same thing as it meant by it on the earth plane." (ibid p 270).

33. "Those who have made a study of the origin of Christian literature are of the opinion that the various events and sayings recorded in the Gospels can ALL be traced to earlier origins than the events to which they refer. The four gospels are therefore the result of the collation of ancient stories and traditions prevalent in the east at the time they were written.” (ibid p92)

34. From the author: “That this book may clear to all the fundamental certainties of life, and also help the orthodox, belonging to all the world’s different faiths, to extricate themselves form the quicksands of superstition and reach the rock of truth, is the author’s earnest hope and desire.” (ibid p 320).

 

 

 

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